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>>> welcome to "this week in defense news," i'm vago muradian. what do countries across asia think of an increasingly assertive china and america's renewed focus on the region? we talk to defense news' own bureau chief for some answers. but first the national guard plays a critical role in america's national security. at home, supporting disaster relief operations as in the wake of superstorm sandy that devastated parking lots of the northeast -- parts of the northeaster operations worldwide including afghanistan. while the guard is part of the air force, units -- units in each state are under the command of governors and so the guards relationship with the active duty force can sometimes be strained. that's been the case since february when the air force said that of 9,900 proposed personnel cuts, 5100 would come from the guard. a move that sparked a fire storm of protests on capitol hill. lawmakers governors and guard leaders accused the air force of failing to coordinate cuts they say fell disproportionately on citizen airmen and in protest the congress prohibited the air force
>> welcome to "this week in defense news" i'm vago muradian. the chinese communist party has selected a new leader. we'll hear from an expert about what such a major change in beijing means for the relationship with america and across asia. but first, since office, the obama administration has made reforming how -- a top priority, and so far, experts say, those efforts have helped save billions of dollars a year. still, in unveiling the budget plans earlier this year can the pentagon said that it would have to save a whopping $60 billion from efficiencies, if it's to afford the key priorities in an era of declining resources what has the pentagon done so far? and how do you ring efficiency from an organize as diverse and far flunk as the defendant department? joining us is david wennergren, the department's assistant deputy chief management officer. sir, welcome to the program. >> thank you. >> so your office was created co help drive the efficiencies across the department. and the goal is to save $60 billion overall. how do you do that? is it by making minor changes to just
'm vago muradian, you can watch this program online at or e-mail me, and a reminder to thank the men and women who are or have served the nation in uniform for their hard work and sacrifice. i'll be back next week at the same time, until then, have a great week. >>> after a fierce race to the finish as anything changed? as the president and congress stare over the fiscal cliff, what do the collections marine for -- elections mean for biotech researchers and patients? i'm steve usdin, welcome to "biocentury this week". >>> elections are over but politics isn't. congress returns this week and the fiscal cliff clock is ticking. failure to act by the end of december could trigger deep spending cuts including $2.6 billion from nih. president obama's re-election means the affordable care act will go effect but implementation especially pressure to cut the deficit will be challenging. president obama had this to say about the hurdles and priorities in his
, medical, engineering, communications, logisticians. >> he will be a guest of vago muradian on "this week in defense news." we want you to know 9news is teaming one the red cross to donate to victims of sandy. all you have to do is like us on facebook and we will donate one dollar to the american red cross sandy relief fund. >>> the suspect in three pipe bomb attacks in northern virginia is expected in a montana court this evening. lawrence stewart ii was arrested in montana yesterday after a nationwide manhunt. two cascade sheriff's deputies say they couldn't help but drive right over the top of a pipe bomb that stewart threw at them. in an affidavit, they say they bringsed for the explosion, but it turns out that bomb exploded directly behind their car after he drove over it. stewart is now charged with attempted deliberate homicide in montana. here in virginia he is accused of trying to blow up law enforcement officers' houses. >>> and a maryland police officer accused of shooting a e prosecutors argue that riley shot calvin kyle in the back as kyle was trying to get away. kyle was han
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